The Woonsocket Community Theatre will present “Murder Takes the Stage” on Thursday, March 22, and Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m. both evenings, at the Woonsocket Community Center.

This fast-paced, exciting mystery thriller takes place during the rehearsals of a new play, as the director, writer and cast members arrive to begin the first read-through.

When Hazel Laverne, the leading actress, sets foot in the theatre, it soon becomes apparent that she is detested by everyone involved, and when she winds up dead, it is anybody’s guess who could have committed the murder.

Mitzi, the plucky young niece of the theatre owner, embarks on a mission to solve the crime along with the local sheriff, and the two of them concoct an ingenious trap for the murderer, placing Mitzi’s life in jeopardy. Audiences will enjoy trying to figure out who the murderer is before all is revealed, and the edge of your seat tension and multiple surprises will keep all ages thrilled from start to end.

The cast members are: Carrie Howard, Becky Potrament, April Larson, Tom Fouberg, Jack Davis, Zeb Bruce, Lisa Snedeker, Jordan VonEye, Amanda Kilcoin, Gayle Feistner, Anita Brick, Rikki Johnson and Darin Kilcoin. Directors are Bernie Davis and Jodi Schmiedt.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for grades 6 and under. Tickets are available at the door.  The Post Prom committee will be operating the concession stand both nights serving barbeques, hot dogs, drinks and snacks.

On Saturday, March 3, Riley Jensen competed in the Amateur Light Heavyweight Division at the DeSmet Fight Night sponsored by the Knockout Events organization. He fought a tough battle against Austin Ovre and won the fight and the title of Amateur Light Heavyweight Champion. He earned a medal and a championship belt to acknowledge his win and his accomplishment for all his hard work to prepare for the fight.

Riley Jensen is the son of Richard Jensen and Deanna Jensen, both of Woonsocket.

SDES Eastern Chapter Scholarship Chair, Lance Mayer, presents a certificate to Nathan Linke at the Awards Banquet on Feb. 24.

Sioux Falls – The Eastern Chapter of the South Dakota Engineering Society presents $2,000 scholarships annually to graduating high school seniors in the eastern chapter district pursuing an engineering degree that plan to enroll at either South Dakota School of Mines and Technology or South Dakota State University in the fall of 2018.  The winners are selected based on academic achievement, leadership in their school and community and answers to questions on the application.

Nathan Linke of Woonsocket was among those who received the scholarship. He plans on attending South Dakota State University to study Mechanical Engineering.